Costs & Financial Aid

Southeast Technical College offers a number of options for qualified students to finance their education. Through Federal Aid, Scholarships, Grants and Loans, students can work with Southeast Tech’s Financial Aid team to put together a package that will help meet their needs. 

What Would You Like to Do?

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FAFSA Notebook

Apply for Financial Aid

Take the first step in applying for financial assistance with the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. U.S. Department of Education anticipates the 2024-2025 FAFSA to be available in December 2023. 

Apply for Financial Aid

Micah Hansen

How Do I Apply?

Southeast Tech's Director of Financial Aid explains what students need to do to to ensure a seamless experience in the financial aid award process.


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Tuition & Fee Schedule for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Institute Fees
Facility, program and support operating costs.
$89 Per Credit Hour
State Fees
Debt service payments on bonds issued by the Health and Education Facilities Authority for campus maintenance and repair. 
$42 Per Credit Hour
Tuition Fee $124 Per Credit Hour
Total Cost Per Credit* $255 Per Credit Hour
Online Fee**
Costs associated with delivery of online courses.
$50 Per Credit Hour

Additional Course Fees

Automotive Technology $25 Per Credit Hour
Construction Management $25 Per Credit Hour
Collision Repair and Refinish Technology $25 Per Credit Hour
Dental Assisting $30 Per Credit Hour
Diesel $25 Per Credit Hour
Electrician $25 Per Credit Hour
Horticulture $25 Per Credit Hour
HVAC $25 Per Credit Hour
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology $30 Per Credit Hour
Law Enforcement $10 Per Credit Hour
LPN/RN Course Fees $70 Per Credit Hour
Mechatronics  $20 Per Credit Hour
Medical Assistant $30 Per Credit Hour
Paramedic Science $30 Per Credit Hour
Pharmacy Technician $30 Per Credit Hour
Phlebotomy $30 Per Credit Hour
Plumbing $20 Per Credit Hour
Sonography programs $30 Per Credit Hour
Surgical Technology $30 Per Credit Hour
Veterinary Technician $30 Per Credit Hour
Welding $20 Per Credit Hour

Total Program Costs

Tuition rates and system-wide fees are determined each year by the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. Southeast Technical College sets its local fees. Students must also plan to purchase books, uniforms and supplies required for their programs. Depending on eligibility, Financial Aid may help cover expenses. 

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